Axel Scheffler, the world-famous illustrator of the Gruffalo is coming to Twickenham on Saturday 16th November, reading the new Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book, sketching your favourite characters (the Gruffalo – of course! – Stickman, the Smartest Giant in Town, Superworm….) and signing books.  It’s going to be a fantastic day with hundreds of young children attending 3 live shows at St Stephen's Church, Twickenham. 

Live shows last approximately 30 minutes. The performers will be reading The Smeds and Smoos (a new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler) and everyone’s favourite The Gruffalo! Axel will also be drawing his most famous characters, the Gruffalo, Stickman, Snail and the Whale…and teaching the children how to draw them too! 

Each show will be followed by a FREE book signing session**.  

Do your Christmas shopping with us and support your local wildlife charity!
There will be plenty of books and stocking fillers available to purchase at the event – as well free stickers, postcards and bookmarks! All profits support local wildlife conservation.

Tickets £9*. Suitable from 3 years.

*All children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All accompanying adults must purchase their own ticket, e.g. a parent and child would need two tickets. All the proceeds from the event will enable Environment Trust to conserve wildlife and heritage in our local area for the benefit of all.

**Please note: book signing will be limited to one book per person/family if they are brought from home, however, Axel will sign all new books/prints bought from Environment Trust bookstall at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.


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